Tournament The PU Low-Budget Tournament - won by Lugia Proto

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Due to the PU Circuit and Smogon Exhibition our funds have started becoming scarce and, sadly, for this tournament you will have a limited budget for teambuilding. You're given $50, and the price of a Pokemon is based on their placement in the Viability Rankings. So for example, Mesprit will take a large amount of your budget, 15$, while the cheap alternative Chimecho will only set you back for a dollar. This tournament tests your teambuilding skills on a whole new level, forcing you to build your team around the budget you're given. Is it worth it to spend 12$ on Lilligant or are you better off with Bellossom for just 5$?

The Prices

& Everything else not mentioned above
Potential Combinations:
- 1 from each
- 2[S|A+] + 4 [C!C-]
- [A|A-] + 1[B-|C+] + 1[D|UR] + 3[B+|B]
- idk figure it out

Tour-Specific Rules
  • This tournament is single-elimination.
  • Players will play a best of one series of USM PU each round.
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!--- either the main server or smogtours should work.
  • If you don't post replays, you have to redo the match or I will coinflip. I will probably let this happen once because I'm sure someone won't read the rules but after that once, this is actually happening. So post replays.
  • If Pokemon are banned after a round is posted, they remain unbanned for the rest of the round. By the time Round 1 starts, the first set of quickbans should be in effect though.
  • You CAN use less than 6 Pokemon and you CAN spend less than 50$ if you want.
  • The list above won't be affected by VR changes for the remainder of the tournament, with the exception of new mons introduced into the tier whose value will be evaluated by yours truly.
  • Be mindful that prices might be subjected to variations during the tournament, depending on the economic situation of the tier.
Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same Pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
  • Evasion Clause: A player cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize in their Pokémon's movesets.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
  • Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Any moveset on any pokemon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play.
Signups will stay open for about a week, depending on the interest.

Round 3
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